Information For Authors


Journal of Islamic Economics and Law (JIEL) is published biannually by School of Muamalat and

Management, Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (MARSAH) with aims as the following:

1) To enhance more publication of academic works in the related field

2) To contribute to the new knowledge in Islamic economics and law

3) To expand the research works and trends of Islamic economics and law

4) To enrich the application of theories in Islamic economics and law in local and global economy

The scopes of this journal include; Islamic economy, Islamic banking and finance, Halal industry, Islamic digital economy, Islamic entrepreneurship, Islamic law and Shariah issues, Islamic legal issues in economic and finance, consumerism, Islamic wealth management, Islamic hospitality and tourism, and other related fields. This journal will receive contributions from academicians, researchers and practitioners in the industry.

Submission Procedure

The Journal accept manuscripts in two (2) languages either in English or Malay limited to 6000 words to

10000 words. The manuscripts must be original work and not previously published or submitted simultaneously for consideration by any other publication.

The manuscript should be submitted via email at

Author(s) who have received their peer-reviewed manuscript for publication are required to submit final edited manuscripts in soft copy format. During the manuscript evaluation process, authors are advised to notify the journal editor of any change of address, affiliations, email address, etc.

Review Process

The journal editorial team implements the blind peer-review process to ensure the quality of the articles. The articles submitted for review will undergo the process as in Appendix A.


The journal will be published in digital format, i.e. e-journal. The articles accepted for this journal can be research works, empirical works, conceptual paper, general review, technical paper, viewpoint, case study and so on.

Publication Fees

No publication and processing fee is charged for article(s) published.


The author(s) will transfer the copyright of the article to the JIEL but author(s) has the right to share his/her article in the same manner as permitted to third parties under the relevant user licenses, as well as certain academic use rights. The corresponding author of the article is required to fill out a copyright transfer form to guarantee the manuscript is original and belongs to the JIEL before publication.


Manuscript submitted by the author must follow the guidelines provided in this section. If the manuscript received does not comply with the prescribed guidelines, the editor may consider returning the manuscript prior to the review process.

Font and Paragraph

In general, the manuscript must be typed using single spacing and Arial font 10, while the point size in each section of the manuscript can be referred to the template provided. The author also must ensure that the margin used is 1 inch (2.54 cm) for the top, bottom, left, and right sides for each page.

Title Page and Author’s Information

The manuscript title should be placed at the top side of the manuscript before the abstract using Arial font

16-point size and bold. The manuscript title should not be more than 15 words. After the manuscript title, the author’s name must be typed in the middle using 10-point size, followed by the author’s affiliation information using 8-point size.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include abstracts not exceeding 250 words using 10-point size. Each manuscript must list the keywords (maximum of 6 keywords) after the abstract using 10-point size, and the listed keywords begin after one line skipped after or from the abstract.

Topics and Subtopics

In general, every written paragraph must use Arial font 10-point size. The first paragraph does not need to indented, but the first line of the second and subsequent paragraphs should be of 0.25” indent. Each section of the manuscript must be clearly broken down by assigning specific numbers according to division and subdivision. For example, each division is numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on, while each subdivision is numbered 1.1 (followed by 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and so on). Abstract, acknowledgements, and references do not need to be numbered. The topic title must be capitalized using 12-point size and bold, while the subtopic title uses 10-point size and bold. Both topics and subtopics need to skip one line from the previous paragraph.

Figures, tables and equations

The information specified in the diagram and table must not be overlapped or repeated. Please make sure the information in the table is editable so that the editor can update or change the position of the table. All graphs, pictures, charts, and illustrations are referred to as diagrams with given numbers and titles. The title of each table is written above the table and the title of each diagram is written below the diagram (refer to the template). The titles for table and diagram should use lowercase letters of 8-point size, whereas the contents in the table should use 7-point size (refer to the template). In the text, refer to every table and figure by their numbers (e.g., “see Table 3”) and discuss only their highlights. Never write “the table below” or “the figure on page 8” because the position and page number of tables and figures cannot be determined until the typesetter makes the pages. Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images.


The use of footnotes is not allowed and the use of endnotes is only allowed when absolutely necessary, in which its use in the manuscript must be consistent using superscript Arabic numerals.


Additional but important information, for example questionnaire, methods, technique, and lengthy table are shown as appendixes. Labelled them alphabetically should there be multiple attachments i.e. APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, etc. Each attachment must have a title. In the text, refer to appendices by their labels (e.g., “see Appendix A for questionnaire items”).

Reference Citations

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. Author(s) can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5. Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.

Example paragraph with in-text citation

A few researchers in the linguistics field have developed training programs designed to improve native speakers' ability to understand accented speech (Derwing et al., 2002; Thomas, 2004). Their training techniques are based on the research described above indicating that comprehension improves with exposure to non-native speech. Derwing et al. (2002) conducted their training with students preparing to be social workers, but note that other professionals who work with non-native speakers could benefit from a similar program.

Table 1: APA in-text citation multiple authors

Author type First in-text citation Subsequent in-text citations
No author (“Title of the Work,” 2018) (“Title of the Work,” 2018)
1 author (Taylor, 2018) (Taylor, 2018)
2 authors (Taylor & Kotler, 2018) (Taylor & Kotler, 2018)
3 – 5 authors (Taylor, Kotler, Johnson, & Parker, 2018) (Taylor et al., 2018)
6+ authors (Taylor et al., 2018) (Taylor et al., 2018)
Organization (identified (Centers for Disease Control and (CDC, 2018)
Author type First in-text citation

Subsequent in-text citations

through abbreviation) Prevention [CDC], 2018)  
Organization (no abbreviation) (Apple, 2018) (Apple, 2018)

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a',

'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. The example of American Psychological Association format can be referred to in the attached template.


Sekolah Muamalat dan Pengurusan Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (MARSAH) Jalan Heman, Kg Aman, Larkin Jaya, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim. Phone no: +607 2332 400 ext 2445


The Journal editorial team are grateful and express our gratitude to receive your article. We hope that this contribution of knowledge particularly in Islamic economics and law will benefit the Ummah and Islamic civilization.